Bigg’s Diner Is Opening In Manila And These Are The Dishes You Should Try
We asked the Bicolanos!
When in Bicol, there are a number of places you should visit, no matter how many times you've already seen it before. There's the majestic Mayon volcano, rustic Cagsawa Ruins, and the surrounding pristine beaches like Calaguas and Camarines Sur.
When it comes to food, the quintessential spicy food and dishes made with gata include the Bicol express, laing, and pinangat should not be missed. But did you know there's a fried chicken joint that's famous amongst Bicolanos? Enter Bigg's Diner, a restaurant chain in Naga that has more than 15 branches, is now opening its first Metro Manila branch at SM Fairview.
Yes, the restaurant comes from Bicol, but it doesn't specialize in the region's cuisine. Bigg's Diner has been serving a mix of American, Filipino, and Bicolano comfort food since 1983. For those who haven't been, Bigg's is most popular for their tasty, Crispy Fried Chicken, juicy burgers, and ribs served in large proportions.
According to the locals of Bicol who are no stranger to the diner's menu, Bigg's Diner's chicken meals are a must-try, but there are more dishes you should order while you're there. There's the Tenderloin Tips sizzling plate, served with a pool of gravy, buttered vegetables, and rice on the side. Baked Mashed Potato is a must, too!
One should also try the Italian Spaghetti, which may be paired with pizza bread. If you want to go big, go for the Bigg Deal instead. This has your well-loved Bigg's Diner dishes: chicken, Italian spaghetti, pork kebabs, and bread. There's also Bigg's Diner's refreshing Rock n' Roll Iced Tea that's served in ginormous beer mugs to help you wash it all down.
What to order when it comes to Bicolano dishes? In a report by Rappler, the owners mention that they will be serving the bestsellers but Bicol dishes will occasionally be available, too. Their decisions moving forward regarding their SM Fairview menu will be based on the customer's reception.
Bigg's Diner is opening in SM Fairview on November 8, 2019. If you're planning to drop by on their opening day until November 10, make sure to be there as soon as it opens because they're offering a promo for their Crispy Chicken which you can get for only P36! This promo is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. only.